Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: January 4 – 6It's a new year and plenty of new things to experience! Enjoy the family time together and make great memories at these fun events! ALL WEEKENDDISNEY’S ALADDINFriday, December 14 - January... Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: January 4 – 6 skip to Main Content

Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: January 4 – 6

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It’s a new year and plenty of new things to experience! Enjoy the family time together and make great memories at these fun events!

 

ALL WEEKEND

DISNEY’S ALADDIN

Friday, December 14 – January 12

@ The Detroit Opera House

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

 

TINKERBELL VISITS STORYLAND

Saturday, December 22 & Sunday, December 23

@ Northville Marquis Theatre, Northville

Join Tinkerbell as she visits classic storybook lands and characters, and helps save the day when friends are in need. Live on the Marquis Theatre stage! Tickets available at the door or from the Theatre Box Office

 

FRIDAY

WINTER WONDERLAND FAMILY CRAFT DAY

January 4, 2019 / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

@ Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, Dearborn

Get into the winter spirit by joining us for our Winter Wonderland Family Craft Days, December 28 and January 4, at The Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spend some time in our lobby making holiday crafts. It’s all free, and no registration is required. Call (313) 943-2412 for further information.

 

DETROIT CITY CHESS CLUB OPEN PLAY

January 4, 2019 / 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court. Watch as these young players hone their craft or even sit down to test your own skills. Open play takes place most Fridays throughout the year.

 

FREE FIRST FRIDAY

January 4, 2019 / 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, the Institute of Science is free after 5pm the first Friday of each month. Join us for a free evening of science fun! The Café and Observatory are open.

 

SNOW BALL DANCE

January 4, 2019 / 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

@ Friendship Factory, Rochester

Bring your bestie and dress your best for a night of dancing, indoor snowball fights, karaoke, crafting and more! All supplies are included for an evening that is SNOW MUCH FUN!

 

AUDITION WORKSHOP

January 4, 2019 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Hunter Community Center, Clawson

This workshop will include a variety of games and activities to help kids work on characterization and monologues. This workshop will help kids build their confidence so that they will feel comfortable and have fun at an audition. This workshop is recommended for kids that will be auditioning for our murder mystery dinner theatre production on January 5. Kids that will not be auditioning for our murder mystery dinner theatre production are also welcome to participate in this workshop!

 

SATURDAY

YOGA/PLAY

January 5, 2019 / 9:00 am – 9:45 am

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

Parents are invited to practice yoga in a nurturing space while their child enjoys playing with our beautiful toys or practicing yoga by your side. A teacher is available to supervise children playing during class. This class is open to parents/caregivers with children of all ages who wish to practice yoga without worrying about childcare.

 

NATURE STORY TIME: BUSY BEAVER

January 5, 2019 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am

@ Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter

Bring your youngsters to find out how a furry engineer has changed the course of rivers, including Hudson Mills Metropark’s very own Huron River. Hear a story and enjoy making a craft as we learn about Michigan’s largest rodent, the busy American beaver. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards children aged 4-7 and their families.

 

KIDS CRAFTY SATURDAYS

January 5, 2019 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Van Buren Township Parks and Recreation, Van Buren

Take a break and just create! 10:00 am – 11:00 am! Drop-in first Saturday of the month to make an awesome craft! Grades K-5. $5 per child per craft.

 

FREE FAMILY FUN! GALLERY ADVENTURES

January 5, 2019 / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

@ Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

Docents will provide pop-up tours and engagement activities for children and their families! Family Games and activities in French galleries on Saturdays and Native American galleries on Sundays.

 

DROP-IN NINJA TRAINING

January 5, 2019 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Troy Gymnastics

NWTG is specifically designed for kids. The focus is developing motor skills through mobility, balance, power, strength and endurance. We want to create a strong mind and body through fitness in a fun and safe manner. By learning new obstacles it helps athletes develop a positive mindset towards themselves and others. Setting and achieving goals will help boost their self-confidence and self-worth.

 

ROBOT PETTING ZOO

January 5, 2019 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Bloomfield Public Library, Bloomfield Hills

Drop-in to meet the library’s Code-a-pillars, Dash and Dot, Spheros, and Ozobots. Explore what you can make them do! For ages 3 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

DETROIT PISTONS HOME GAME

January 5, 2019 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Get ready for some DEEEETROIT Basketball! Cheer on Griffin, Drummond and the rest of the Pistons at Little Ceasars arena.

 

SUNDAY

SENSORY SENSITIVE SUNDAYS AT CHUCK E. CHEESE’S

January 6, 2019 / 8:00 am – 10:00 am

@ Chuck E Cheese, Canton

Chuck E. Cheese’s now offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Our trained and caring staff is there to make sure families who have children with autism and special needs have a fun filled visit.

 

STROLLER WORKOUT

January 6, 2019 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

Stroller workouts are weather permitting – classes may be held indoors as mommy and me workouts.

 

MICHIGAN FIREHOUSE MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

January 6, 2019 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Michigan Firehouse Museum, Ypsilanti

The Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center’s mission is to enhance the appreciation of firefighting history through engaging and informative exhibits, as well as teaching and promoting fire safety and prevention. Encompassing over 26,000 square feet, the Museum is an educational treasure trove that includes an original 1898 firehouse and modern, multilevel exhibit display area.

 

PRENATAL YOGA

January 6, 2019 / 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

Prenatal yoga helps mamas stay present in their changing bodies and helps improve the nervous system by calming the mind, which helps to facilitate pain management during labor. It helps to build stamina and strengthen the body, while also balancing the changing hormones and helping to reduce stress.

 

For MORE EVENTS happening this weekend, please check out our full EVENT CALENDAR!

 

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About Chrissy Hartig

Chrissy Hartig is a recent graduate of Wayne State University and contributing writer for Little Guide Detroit. Born in the Metro Detroit suburbs, she moved to Midtown to be closer to the excitement of the city. She loves spending her time outdoors and enjoying nature in places like Belle Isle and the Riverwalk.

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